Death Sentences for Drug Crimes in Vietnam

in Substance Abuse

According to the Associated Press, up to 100 people each year are sentenced to death in Vietnam for drug smuggling offenses.

The death sentence is given to people who are found with 600 grams (1.3 pounds) or more of heroin.

(Heroin price around the world.)

Source:  Associated Press, “Vietnam sentences 6 to death for drug trafficking,” Google News, August 31, 2011.

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